best food for angelfish

Best Food for Angelfish: Help your Angels Reach their Maximum Potential

What’s the best food for angelfish? That is a pretty difficult question, especially since these pals will eat just about anything you set in front of them. So when you are setting out to plan a diet for your angels, finding out something that provides optimal nutrition and satisfies their needs can be kind of tough.

We did a lot of research, and we sampled a few different foods and that’s all for you! I hope that the effort we put in can help you find the best food for your angels. Let’s dive in.

San Francisco Bay Brand Freeze Dried Bloodworms A
TetraMin Tropical Flakes A-
Ken’s Premium Beefheart Flake B


Freshwater Angelfish can be seen in almost every beginner aquarist tank, and it’s easy to see why. With their beautiful flowing fins, color and unique shape these fish truly live up to their name.

Their name is actually a term used by pet stores owners to describe a small family of cichlids native to South America. However, a part of this family are a three separate species-Pterophyllum altumi, Pterophyllum scalare and Pterophyllum leopold.

The most commonly kept species in the aquarium is the Pterophyllum scalare. Angelfish are one of the oldest aquarium fish in the hobby. A hundred years ago the Angelfish was known as the king of freshwater aquarium fish species and was treated carefully as discus fish is treated today.

Angelfish Diet & Nutrition Needs

Angelfish will happily accept most of the commercial foods. They are not picky at all. However, feed them a variety such as flakes or small pellets to satisfy their nutrition needs.

And you really want to keep an eye on their feeding, since not eating for a very long time can be serious indicator that something is wrong with the fish.

In the wild, their primary foods are small insects, guppies, and invertebrates. So it’s a good thing to feed them with a frozen or live food once in a while.

Now, let’s look at some short reviews of the best food for angels.

San Francisco Bay Brand Freeze Dried Bloodworms

San Francisco Freeze Dried Bloodworms food is really cool stuff and very rich in lots of excellent ingredients. Nutritionally, there are few, if any, drawbacks.

We listed this first because, as we mentioned, angelfish need lots of protein! This food gets minimum 51.66% of its total calories from crude protein, which is higher than the typical fish food.

The other calories come from other ingredients such as crude fat, crude ash, crude fiber and a moisture. Plus, the fish just love the blood worms. They are addicted to this food.

Lastly, it’s big jar full of large blood worms. So yea…it’s a big winner.

TetraMin Tropical Flakes

TetraMin Tropical Flakes is usually on our go-to recommendations for almost every freshwater aquarium fish, and it’s always part of the foods that we give to our angelfish.

The main reason we like this fish food is that it’s got lots of Omega-3 fatty acids which make this food one of the best foods for angelfish growth.

Plus, this recipe contains ingredients that enhance angelfish natural colors. This fish food is an excellent value, and your angels will love it.

In other words, it’s a great formula.

Ken’s Premium Beefheart Flake

Ken’s Premium Beefheart Flake is a very good, protein-rich recipe with lots of great ingredients. It’s made with real beef hearts with one purpose, to get your angels in a spawning condition. It’s often used by breeders.

We would recommend it for any tropical fish, it’s a good food, and it’s not made it only for angels.

This particular fish food contains protein 46% min., fat 10% min., fiber 10% max., and moisture 10% max. Other ingredients we like include vitamin a, vitamin d3 supplement and vitamin b12 supplement.

We bought a small bag of this for our angels to try, and they love it.

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